DeadVlei- Namibia

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Small (12.0" x 5.4")

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Mary Sedici

Seminole, Florida, United States

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Small 12.0" x 5.4"
Medium 18.0" x 8.1"
Large 24.0" x 10.8"
Note: Image size. Matboard and frame increase size of final product


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Artist's Description

Acrylic on Board
30×60 cm
Orig available for sale

Participating in SoJie12 Workshop – interpreting the wonderful photo of of Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos.
I am taking the chance to say a big thank you to Konstantinos for colaborations and support

by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Facts from Deadvlei

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Also written DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means “dead marsh” (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a lake or marsh in a valley between the dunes).

Dead Vlei is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300-400 meters (350m on average, named “Big Daddy” or “Crazy Dune”), which rest on a sandstone terrace. The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools where the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area.

The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive. There are some species of plants remaining, such as salsola and clumps of !nara, adapted to surviving off the morning mist and very rare rainfall. The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are believed to be about 900 years old, are now black because the intense sun has scorched them. Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because it is so dry.
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